[Ads-l] decimation

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Jan 7 13:22:38 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jan 07, 2015 at 01:18:12PM +0000, Charles C Doyle wrote:
> "I was devastated and decimated by the trial," said Christopher Darden, one of the prosecuting attorneys in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.
> Does "decimated" there indicate that Mr. Darden lost weight?

Yes, 10% of his total body weight.

Jesse Sheidlower

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